A Pakistani boat has been caught from the Jakhau sea border of Kutch in Gujarat. Large quantities of drugs have also been recovered in this boat. Bulk packets of drugs have been recovered in the boat. The boat has been caught in a joint operation of Gujarat ATS, Coastguard, SOG. 5 Pakistani drugs mafia have also been caught in the boat. The total value of the recovered drugs is said to be 175 crores.
The name of arrested are Anees Isa Bhati (30), Ismail Mohammad (50), Ashraf Usman Kutachi (42), Karim Abdullah Kutachi and Abubakar Ashraf Sumara (55). All of them are residents of Karachi.
We are committed to thwart attempts to smuggle narcotics in state, & well prepared to face any challenge in front of coastal security of 1600 Km long coast— DGP Gujarat (@dgpgujarat) January 6, 2020
Anti-Terrorist Gujarat, in joint operation with Indian Coast Guard caught 5 Pakistani nationals with Heroin worth Rs 175 Cr pic.twitter.com/rr9xxeP1gz
A senior IPS officer said that the ATS of the Gujarat Police received intelligence that an illegal consignment of heroin was coming in Gujarat via boat. The official said, “Information has shown that the consignment is being sent from Pakistan in a fishing boat.”
Gujarat ATS and a team of Indian Coast Guard started the operation by high speed boats in Jakhau, Kutch. The officer said, ‘Sea Water Force commandos were also placed in boats to catch the smugglers.’